Farm is set within 40 acres between Harpenden and Wheathampstead.
It's an oasis of quiet beside the River Lea. Established
for 25 years, we offer kind and individual care; your pets
will enjoy their holiday so you can enjoy yours.
are inspected and licensed by our local authority.
number is LN/201200509, St Albans City and District Council
All the dogs are exercised in secure grass paddocks and
have the opportunity for supervised social play. They go
out in the same group each time and make real friends with
the other dogs.
dogs are paired up with someone else who's keen to play,
and OAP's can potter with a like-minded friend.
Despite our best efforts some of our customers don't play
nicely, and so they go out to play by themselves.
On an average day all the dogs get about two and a half
hours of outdoor play on the grass.
kennels are all indoors and heated.
Because dogs' requirements vary, so do our kennels - from
small cosy ones to suit toy dogs, to extra large family
kennels for two or more big dogs.
dogs are kennelled in separate units with 6 secure sleeping
pens. They are secure in their own kennel but can see each
other, and they go out to play with the other small dogs.
We find this gives even shy dogs lots of confidence, and
they really enjoy the social side of their stay!
All the dogs are fed twice a day, and have treats at intervals
throughout the day (we work by shameless bribery)
We keep a wide variety of proprietary dog foods (some 15
at the last count) including Hills, Eukanuba, Burns, James
Wellbeloved,Bakers, Naturediet and Chappie. We aim to change
your dog's diet as little as possible, but if we don't have
a suitable food we are happy to feed food supplied by you.
If you are new to the area, or haven’t used kennels
before we really recommend coming and having a look. We
can’t offer your dog all the comforts of
home (sofas and telly), however our canine visitors do enjoy
socialising with the other dogs, and feel very safe with
a regular routine and caring staff.
your dog is new to kennels we recommend a short introductory
stay. Drop off in the morning and let us feed them breakfast,
then collect at tea time. When they come in the next time,
they know they are going home and will feel quite safe here.
are welcome to come and visit to inspect the kennels any
morning from 9am - 12pm
If your dog is on any medication we will continue to administer
it according to your directions.
We provide a plastic bed and vetbed blanket for your dog,
however, you may wish to bring your own blanket and toys
as it's nice to have the smells of home, and we find this
helps newcomers settle more quickly.
All our staff are all pet owners and we give our boarders
the same standard of care we would expect for our own animals.
Vaccinations can be controversial, with conflicting advice,
however to protect your dog we have a firm rule;
dogs must be up to date with their regular booster vaccinations
according to your vet's recommendation. We need to see the
certificate at each visit.
recommend a kennel cough vaccination.
If you decide to vaccinate this must be done at least four
weeks prior to your dog's stay. We cannot accept dogs without
this quarantine period.
This is because the live vaccine used can result in kennel
cough symptoms, and can infect other dogs.
For more information you may find this link useful
we cannot accommodate bitches in season. (It drives the
other dogs crazy!)
Opening hours for delivery and collection
Morning 9.00am -12.00pm
Evening 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Morning 9.00am - 12.00pm
for arrivals and departures on Bank Holidays, Easter and